Wednesday, May 7, 2014

"101 Color and Sing Bible Stories" Review

Bible stories, coloring pages, and children’s songs go hand-in-hand. Every week when we pick up my daughter from her class at church, she has pages that she has colored that correspond to that week’s Bible lesson, and she is humming the songs that they sang.

101 Color and Sing Bible Stories combines all three of these things into one versatile book/CD set. Each Bible story has a corresponding coloring page that can be printed using the provided CD-ROMs as well as a song that you can listen to right from your computer. There are also scripture references for each Bible story as well as a “fun fact.”

The songs that go along with the book are upbeat and will appeal to young children. My five-year-old daughter loved them. I like that you can go online and find all of the lyrics to the songs. This is good, especially since the book only contains a couple of lines of lyrics to each of the songs. The songs are also a good mix of hymns, Sunday School songs, and newer music.

My one critique would be that the Bible stories are not very long. The entire story of Ruth, for example, is told in just a few sentences. While I understand that this presentation should facilitate further Bible study, it would have been nice for the actual Bible stories to be more comprehensive.

My daughter has been a music lover since before birth, so her favorite part of this collection is definitely the songs. My favorite is the complete online lyric sheets. I really like to learn the correct words to any songs that I sing!

Overall, this collection is a nice addition to our Bible storybook library.

I will give 101 Color and Sing Bible Stories ... 4 BookWorms.

101 Color and Sing Bible Stories
by Stephen Elkins
Tyndale Kids
Publication date: February 21, 2014

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Tyndale Kids. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this is accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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